Annual Fish Fry This Saturday From Springfield Baptist Church

The annual Springfield Baptist Church Fish Fry is this Saturday on Mattie Cooper/Church Street, on the corner of Willow Street just behind Main Street. Have your belly ready for some cornmeal fried fish filet and other menu options.

A Little Beacon Blog was created in part to spot events like this and share them with the community - to add to the efforts community organizers make to get the word out. Getting the word out takes a lot of work! A Little Beacon Blog is here to help. 

You know who else helps make this happen? Our sponsor of the popular Event Guide, The Crafty Hammer, a new DIY crafty business in Beacon. They came to us saying: “We want to use ALBB in our promotional planning. All the time. Where else can we help support you?” Amazing. Thank you to all of our sponsors!! 

To submit an event for consideration in our Event Guide, use the Event Submission Form in the menu above. This is great for free events, educational, super cool and unique (tough choice there because everything is super cool! just make sure it’s VERY unique). If you’re running a marketing event for your business, that is free, we may ask you to buy a Event Promotion Package. All advertising helps keep us here on the Internet, so thanks in advance! Maybe one day we’ll be in print!

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If You Hear An Air Raid Horn...Test Alarm Sounding At 2pm For Beaconites

Maybe you got the memo (translation: text/email/phone call) from the City of Beacon that the Groveville Hydroelectric Project will be testing its alarm system during the dam’s rehabilitation. “Tomorrow [Wednesday], July 17 at 2 pm you will hear a test alarm from the Groveville Hydroelectric Project. This is simply a step in the dam’s rehabilitation. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

We reached out to the City of Beacon’s City Administrator, Anthony Ruggiero, to find out what it might sound like. He thought it might sound “closer to an air raid horn.”

Sound up!

The Mobile Farmers Market From Common Green Opens Wednesdays At 2 Community Locations

The Common Green Mobile Farmers Market, open Wednesdays from July - September, 2019.  Photo Credit: Katie Hellmuth Martin

The Common Green Mobile Farmers Market, open Wednesdays from July - September, 2019.
Photo Credit: Katie Hellmuth Martin

COMMON GREEN MOBILE MARKET TIMES

Beacon’s Community Health Center on Henry Street
Wednesdays 11am-12:30pm

Forrestal Heights, in Parking Lot #2
next to the Senior Friendship Center
Wednesdays, 1pm-2pm

July - September 2019

The green bus of Common Greens’ Mobile Farmers Market has been seen powering up and down Beacon’s streets as it makes its way to its two weekly parking lot destinations on Wednesdays from July - September in order to reach low-income families in the City of Beacon with farm fresh produce directly from Common Grounds’ farm located on 9D.

The two locations are Beacon’s Community Health Center parking lot on Henry Street (Wednesdays 11am-12:30pm), and Forrestal Heights, in Parking Lot #2 next to the Senior Friendship Center (Wednesdays, 1pm-2pm). The Common Greens Mobile Farmers Market accept WIC, FMNP, EBT/SNAP, and Greens 4 Greens. The currency known as Greens 4 Greens is also accepted at the Beacon Farmers Market on Sundays from 10am - 3pm at Veterans Place.

According to Common Ground’s website, their produce is reaching the low-income families it is targeting: “In 2017, a combined total of over 2,000 pounds of produce from Common Ground and the Green Teen gardens was sold at the Common Greens market, and 61% of mobile market sales were made using some form of food benefit, which is an indication that the market is reaching our target population.”

Common Greens Mobile Farmers Market was created in partnership with Green Teen Community Gardening Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County. The County of Duchess partially funds Cooperative Extension in Duchess County.

Writerly Happenings: Summertime Edition For July (and Maybe August)

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Listen, it’s summer and we are keeping it loose. This edition of Writerly Happenings is being brought to you by “Spontaneity and All The Popsicles” and may contain happenings in both July and August. 

Katie’s Summer Reading List - no shame. #SaveTheMagazines

Katie’s Summer Reading List - no shame. #SaveTheMagazines

On The Nightstands…

In that same spirit, this edition of What Are We Reading is keeping it real and not worried about intellectual heft. Our fearless leader, Katie confesses that she went to Rite Aid and bought all of the rag magazines and a Clive Cussler book for summer reading. She is on a quest to save the magazines. Right now all of them are at big box stores. So, people need to buy them. And they are at Rite Aid. And Vogel, if you’re out near Leo’s.

Managing Editor, Marilyn Perez, is reading “Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life” by Charlotte Bell for the third time! She comes back to it every couple years and I can only assume it helps to inform her excellent yoga teaching at Firefly Yoga in Fishkill.  

As for me, I’m staying informed about local events and maintaining a very low overhead by enjoying the Chronogram and Edible Hudson Valley (yay Weed Issue!) and the award-winning Highlands Current.

So then, what’s happening all around us?

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Writerly Happenings Around Town

Split Rock Books has this pretty incredible offsite event with author Benjamin Dreyer discussing his book at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival on Friday the 12th. I’ve heard a lot of great things about his book “Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style.” 

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July 20th competes for your heart and mine with an intergalactic event at BAU. Matt Clifton and Larry Sansone are organizing a reading alongside an exhibition of Sam Beste and Elizabeth Arnold’s artwork. The subject is space exploration (in tandem with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission) and the fragility of life on earth.

Also that night there’s another Spring Street Reading Series over at Atlas Studios in Newburgh. “Women and their Bonding” features writers Laura Brown and Idra Novey and is curated by Ruth Danon and is from 7pm - 8:30pm.

On July 28th, you could take a workshop with Donna Minkowitz, who will also be reading at Get Lit on July 14th at Oak Vino.  In the Beacon Summer Memoir Intensive, participants “write about our lives using the 5 senses: lyricism, emotion, critical thinking, and the art of storytelling." Then on August 24th she is offering Writing From the Body at Wyld Womyn  This is a memoir workshop for all who identify as women, non-binary, or trans and want to write about their “lives, sensations, pains, pleasures, and feelings of all kinds.” 

Speaking of Get Lit, there’s a great interview with the righteous Ronnie Farley up on their website, and on August 11th from 5-8pm at Oak Vino they will feature poet Catherine Arra. Their lineup is looking very interesting for the fall, too.

And while we’re on the subject of of 50th Anniversaries, on August 13th in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, you can head to the Howland Public Library in Beacon to hear local author Sharon Watts discuss her newest book, “By the Time I Got to Woodstock - An Illustrated Memoir of a Reluctant Hippie Chick,” which she both wrote and illustrated! 

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Farther afield, there’s this fascinating series happening up in Hudson that I’m really intrigued by The Home School Poetry Readings at Time and Space Limited and they have a pretty stellar (interstellar?) lineup of writers. 

Also I saw a very pretty picture of some lucky writer working away at the Kingston Writer’s Studio and felt such envy! They are all booked up for members, but you can get a day pass and write all the things.

So then, if you Writerly Types can put down your magazine and climb out of the hammock come join us. There will be air conditioning and no judgment about your summer trash-reading game. We’ll be tailgating out front with a popsicle.

Totes! We Got Tote bags! First Run Of A little Beacon Blog Bags

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Totes! We got tote bags!

Have had them for about a year, but was too shy to put them out there! Silliness. You need more totes in your life! And this is a great way to support local journalism. A Little Beacon Blog’s tote bags were screen-printed in Newburgh at Mixture Inc .

You can buy them online right here, and you can opt to pick up in the store! Well, in our office LOL. If you see the lights on, come in. Or you can do shipping.

Sometimes if we are here on the weekend, you may see a tote bag hanging on the door to let you know that someone is here. We aren’t always here on the weekends. And sometimes we are, but are writing quietly.

Thank you for your support!

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Second Saturday! Beacon Art Gallery Openings for July 2019

Second Saturday means openings galore! Clockwise from top right: Catherine Welshman at Darryl’s Beacon; Mister Melty and two other shows at Clutter Magazine Gallery; Sunwha Gil and others at Catalyst Gallery; Johan Ayoob in BeaconArts’ member show at Hudson Beach Glass; and art from the Expressive Outcomes program at Anderson Center for Autism.

Second Saturday means openings galore! Clockwise from top right: Catherine Welshman at Darryl’s Beacon; Mister Melty and two other shows at Clutter Magazine Gallery; Sunwha Gil and others at Catalyst Gallery; Johan Ayoob in BeaconArts’ member show at Hudson Beach Glass; and art from the Expressive Outcomes program at Anderson Center for Autism.

Happy Second Saturday, Beacon! Looks like it’s going to be a gorgeous day out there, so stroll around town, then duck into air-conditioned galleries (and ice cream shops) as the day demands. Looking to plan your itinerary? We’ve got the most comprehensive guide to Beacon art happenings in our handy Art Gallery Guide.

From the train station to the mountain, there’s an abundance of art today. If you’re walking outside, you can’t miss the public works of Beacon 3D’s sculpture trail. Another highlight: Beacon Historical Society’s annual postcard and ephemera show, with activities for kids and adults to make your own postcards. Check the Guide for details!

A giant thank you to BeaconArts (BACA) for promoting this day in our city for years, and thanks to the sponsors of A Little Beacon Blog, who make it possible for us to share the goings-on around town. Please support the businesses who support us! Bookmark the Guides for event and class calendars, as well as insider info on Shopping, Dining, and Parking.

"Perfectly Puzzled" Exhibition Of Work By Adult Artists In Anderson Center For Autism Expressive Outcomes Program

Photo Credit: An artist with Anderson Center for Autism

Photo Credit: An artist with Anderson Center for Autism

From a Press Release from the Howland Public Library:

The Howland Public Library in Beacon is pleased to host Perfectly Puzzled, an exhibition of work created by adult artists in Anderson Center for Autism Expressive Outcomes program. Perfectly Puzzled will be on display at the Howland Public Library from Second Saturday, July 13, through Saturday, August 3. A Second Saturday artists’ reception will be held on July 13 from 5 to 7 pm. 

About Anderson Center for Autism Expressive Outcomes Program

In 2004, Anderson Center for Autism established Expressive Outcomes, a program to engage Anderson adult clients in the arts. The program provides adult artists opportunities to experiment in visual, spoken, and performing arts. Visual art exhibits take place throughout the year. At these exhibits, artists discuss their inspiration, techniques, and ideas surrounding their art. Artists are encouraged to explore new creative realms based on their interests and goals and are assisted in displaying their work in community galleries and other venues.

About The Art Projects And Expressive Opportunities

Projects are expressive and playful in nature, demonstrating the artists’ enjoyment working in different media, textures, and with each other on collaborative projects. Over time, artists have developed more sophisticated pieces while continuing to collaborate. Distinct artists have emerged, independently creating unique artwork. Some of the artists have been motivated by their success to enter their works in outside exhibits.

Expressive Outcomes offers new opportunities for artists to express themselves and develop new skills, including music, movement, and theater. This program connects the artists with other artists, arts organizations, and the broader community, widening our individuals’ network and bringing new opportunities to our adults. For more information go to AndersonCenterforAutism.org or follow the artists on Facebook www.Facebook.com/ExpressiveOutcomes. 

The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508. The Community Room Exhibit Space is open during regular library hours. Please note the gallery may not be accessible during some library programs. Please consult the library calendar at beaconlibrary.org.

Happening This Weekend - 7/12/2019

It's a big art weekend in Beacon! Exhibits include not-to-be missed events, like the Beacon Historical Society's Postcard, Book, and Ephemera Show and Sale at the Veterans Building. There is also a new gallery on North Avenue that is opening an exciting exhibit. Visit A Little Beacon Blog's Second Saturday Guide now to get your map of every gallery opening in Beacon!

Second Saturday Art Gallery Guide Sneak Peek

Here's your Second Saturday Sneak Peek, but get the full view at A Little Beacon Blog's Art Gallery Guide!
  • Top Left: Darryl's Clothing Boutique (near Bank Square) features Beacon-based Catherine Welshman, an artist for 20 years who has shown her work in many of Beacon's galleries and shops. This weekend's opening is a rite of passage. Stop in!
  • Top Right: Catalyst Gallery continues to show Jamie Taylor, Rachel Williams and Sunwha Gil’s work with vibrant abstract oil paintings,
  • Bottom Left: Clutter Magazine Gallery features I'll Melt With You, with a flavor for everyone. This creation is by the artist Quiccs.
  • Bottom Right: The Howland Public Library displays "Perfectly Puzzled," which is art from the students in Anderson Center for Autism's Expressive Outcomes program.
GALLERY GUIDE
SPONSORED BY:
 

SECOND SATURDAY WRITTEN BY:
Catherine Sweet
Thank you to No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works for sponsoring the Art Gallery Guide!
VISIT THE FULL ART GALLERY GUIDE
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
Events Guide sponsored by The Crafty Hammer


 

Food and Farm Day at Glynwood
Day
: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 12-4pm
Location: Glynwood, 362 Glynwood Road, Cold Spring, NY
Information >

"Perfectly Puzzled" Opening Reception
Day
: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 5-7pm
Location: The Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Pandorica's Second Saturday 5th Anniversary Party with On the Sun
Day
: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 7pm
Location: The Pandorica Restaurant, 165 Main Street, Beacon, NY
On The Sun will be playing at The Pandorica on Main Street Beacon. It's their 5th anniversary celebrating great food, amazing atmosphere and the music you love!!
Information >

The Artichoke Storytelling Series
Day
: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 8pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Senior Musical Theatre Showcase
Day
: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 8pm (doors 7:30pm)
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Full Moon - Shamanic Reiki Hearth Circle
Day
: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Sacred Space Healing Arts, 436 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Take Action for Children: A Fundraiser for Immigrant Families Together
Day
: Sunday, July 14, 2019
Time: 3-5pm
Location: 2 Way Brewing Co., 18 West Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >
Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END


Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street
www.darrylsny.com


In Darryl's Clothing Boutique now is the line, Petit Pois, by Vivian G, an American designer with a European flair who produces her collection in the USA.  She is known for her eclectic mix of prints and patterns in light weight mesh fabrics that are unique to her designs. While the fabrics are part of her signature, they are the secret to packing for travel, as they do not wrinkle and take up minimal space when packed for a weekend get-away or vacation.
SECOND SATURDAY ART: See the art exhibit from the Beacon-based artist Catherine Welshman in Darryl's now.


 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
Featured here are a pair of Theo frames you need to try on to experience the effect of. The entire collection is even more colorful than this, yet includes subtle statement frames for men and women. See the entire collection that is in the shop at Luxe here at their website, then stop in! If an updated prescription is holding you up, wait no longer. A beautiful doctor's office is located in the back where you can get a thorough eye exam.
PS: Non-Prescription Sunglasses are 15% off for the month of July! Exclusions apply.


 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
SAVE THE DATE! 
SAMPLE SALE!! Don't you wish you were getting married every weekend so that you had reason to collect all of these gorgeous wedding gowns? Lambs Hill National Bride Sale Event is coming up July 20-28! you get an extra 10% off their already discounted off-the-rack samples! Book your appointment while they still have some availability.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books, Darryl's Boutique, and Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique.




 
Thank you to Barb's Butchery, The Pandorica, and BAJA 328 for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!
Visit A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide for all of the restaurants in Beacon, and see our Brunch Guide for your morning!

 
 
The Crafty Hammer
4 S. Chestnut St, Beacon, NY
845-834-9665 (WOOD)

@thecraftyhammerllc
The storefront window signage is UP at The Crafty Hammer! This has been a great new business to watch literally build itself a business in this location on the corner of S. Chestnut Street and Main Street (across from Rite Aid). Have you seen their Family Scrabble Tile Project? 
CLASSES!
Friday July 12 + Saturday July 13: Scrabble Tiles!
Write yours and your loved one’s names in wood and hang them in your living room, child’s bedroom, family den. Criss cross them in all directions (and save a letter every time)! You will get raw wood, you’ll stain it, and then apply your letter and paint it on! Super simple! They pre-cut the wood and are by your side if you need any help!
Tiles are $5.00 each. Minimum order is 10 tiles per person.
Buy it online or in the shop when you walk in.
PERKS: Air-conditioned, and free snacks and juice!
 
Thank you to The Crafty Hammer for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide! For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
 

Sponsor A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide. Details here.
 
 

Reel Life Film Club for Tweens and Teens - Special Test Screening: Artisans of Beacon
Day:
Friday, June 7, 2019
Time: 6pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide
Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
21 Teller, Beacon, NY 12508
3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
From Gate House Realty: "A rare find in the Hudson Valley! Charming 1920 Cape Craftsman style home. Welcoming front porch perfect for relaxing and enjoying the views of Mount Beacon.”
Price: $445,000
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty 845-831-9550
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Antalek & Moore :: Client Spotlight
Susan and Vince from Antalek & Moore have been pounding the pavement visiting local businesses on Main Street and documenting it all for a special video that will be coming out soon. Stay tuned!
       
A Little Beacon Space :: Event Venue
Host your Pop-Up, Business Meeting, Client Presentation, Workshop, and more. Now offering a special rate for Teachers and Music Recitals so that creative can happen easily.
Details >


 
BeaconArts Member Show :: This Saturday At Hudson Beach Gallery
BeaconArts is pleased to present the first annual Member Show opening July 13 at Hudson Beach Gallery. The exhibition is organized by current BeaconArts Co-President Karlyn Benson and former President Theresa Gooby. The show features 70 BeaconArts member artists and runs through Sunday, August 4. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, July 13 from 6 – 9pm.
Beacon Arts >
Tin Shingle 
Need to get the word out about your business? Tin Shingle trains you in how to do this. And how to have the courage to put yourself out there.
Get Info >
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business in the Business Directory of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce yet? It should be. Join here today.
Learn More >
NEW JOB LISTINGS ON ALBB
Luxe Optique Are Currently Seeking
  • A Licensed Optician
  • An Optometrist
Details >

List your job >
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Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

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Until next week!

UPDATE: Mystery Flyer About Tuesday Book Club For Parents

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UPDATE [7/12/2019]: Should have scanned the QR Code right off the bat. This is for a specific book about parenting. It has been removed from our “Repeating Meetings + Events Guide” because the title should have been on this flyer, and not been disguised. We are leaving the article up in case any others were checking back for updated information.

UPDATE [7/12/19]: This Book Club is actually a mystery. We have not attended it yet, and haven’t heard from anyone who has. If you have information, please email editorial@alittlebeaconblog.com. Thanks!

The 16th Annual Great Newburgh to Beacon Hudson River Swim - Registration Closes Friday July 19th!

The River Pool at Beacon is hosting the 16th Annual Great Newburgh to Beacon Hudson River Swim on Saturday, July 20, 2019 (raindate Sunday July 21st). All swimmers must pre-register to swim by Friday, July 19, 2019. Registration the day of race will not be allowed.

The race is a wonderful opportunity for experienced swimmers to swim about one mile (72 lengths of a standard 25 yard pool) across the Hudson River & raise funds to benefit non-profit volunteer organization River Pool at Beacon (501c3 tax-exempt organization). You can also learn more about The River Pool from this article we published about their 2018 opening.

Swimmers will check in on the Newburgh side of the river at Water St, Between 3rd St and 4th St. (UNICO Park Plaza) between 8:30-10:15am. The age for swimmers start at 10 years old but swimmers ages 10-17 need certification of ability signed by a coach or athletic director.

Family and friends are encouraged to drop swimmers off in Newburgh, watch them start the race, then drive across the bridge to Beacon to greet you coming out of the water. There will be light snacks, food, beverages available for purchase on the Beacon riverfront.

Kayak Escorts Wanted

In addition to swimmers, they are also looking for Kayak Escorts for the race to ensure the safety and well being of all swimmer as well as keeping them on-course. There are no registration fees to be a Kayak Escort.

Regularly check riverpool.org/the-swim for updates, especially the week before the swim. To register for the race as a swimmer or escort, visit https://www.riverpool.org/swim-3/.

Happening This Weekend - 7/5/2019

Summer Movie Nights are on! This weekend has a great collection of outside movie options. For your bug repellent, grab a tub of SalleyAnder's "No Bite Me!" cream. Available in many stores in Beacon, including the company's flagship store down near the Dummy Light. This famous cream is also made in Beacon.
Parking Guide Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for Car  Isurance.
Events Guide Sponsored By The Crafty Hammer


 
The Beacon Pool Is Closed This Weekend
From the City of Beacon: "Due to major mechanical repairs, the City of Beacon Pool will be closed until Monday, July 8th. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you next week!"

Movies On Bannerman Island: The Wizard of Oz
Day
: Friday, July 5, 2019
Time: TBA
Location: Bannerman Island, Beacon, NY
Information >

Live Concert with Shye & Dylan Owen
Day
: Friday, July 5, 2019
Time: 7pm (doors)
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Chef's Farm Fresh Dinner on Bannerman's Island
Day
: Saturday, July 6, 2019
Time: Boats leave at 3pm and 4pm
Location: Bannerman Island, Beacon, NY
Information >

Live Concert with Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO)
Day
: Saturday, July 6, 2019
Time: 6pm (doors), 7:35pm (concert)
Location: Boscobel House & Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
Information >

(Free) Summer Saturday Movie Nights Under The Walkway
Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse
Day
: Saturday, July 6, 2019
Time: 7pm activities begin; film shown at sundown
Location: Walkway Over The Hudson, Upper Landing Park
83 N. Water Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
Information >

(Free) West Point Band Presents Independence Day Celebration
with Fireworks
Day
: Saturday, July 6, 2019 (Rain Date is Sunday)
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Trophy Point Amphitheater
Free and open to all. Features performances by the West Point Concert Band, the band's field music group the "Hellcats" and the Benny Havens Band. Fireworks displayed over Hudson River.
Information >

Live Concert: Neil Alexander & Nail 20th Anniversary Tour
Day
: Saturday, July 6, 2019
Time: 8pm
Location: The Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Green Teen Mobile Market Opens Wednesdays
Day
: Wednesdays, July 10, 2019
Locations:
Community Health Center Parking Lot (on Hentry Street, 11am - 12:30pm)
Forrestal Heights (Parking Lot #2 next to the Senior Friendship Center, 1pm - 2pm)
Information >
Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END

Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street
www.darrylsny.com

These hot summer days call for halter tops all day every day. Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique has this pink one in right now, plus a necklace to pair it with. The store is air conditioned, so grab an iced coffee at Bank Square and head on up to this boutique!



 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
The brand of glasses pictured here is called Rigards. The frames are made with all "naturally found materials" such as granite, solid silver and aluminum. Made by 5 artists in a manufacturing facility in Hong King, the entire line of frames are Made to Order. Each frame is limited edition. Starting at $580, they can go up to at least $1,800 (like for the solid sliver ones). The frames pictured here are a double layer. The outside darker glass is sa magnetic clip, so that you can wear as sunglasss. Or unclip it and it is back to the regular glasses.

And don't forget, the eye doctor is in at Luxe Optique! Schedule your appointment, but walk in any time to shop frames.


 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
We love this collaboration between Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique and their neighbors King & Curated with these beautiful pearl earrings.  Decklyn gown by Hayley Paige.

Call today to book your appointment to find your dream dress: (845) 765-2900


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books, Darryl's Boutique, and Lambs Hill.

 

 

The Crafty Hammer
4 S. Chestnut St, Beacon, NY
845-834-9665 (WOOD)
@thecraftyhammerllc
Quickly becoming a kid-favorite, the decorating projects at The Crafty Hammer are creatively fulfilling for kids and adults. The Crafty Hammer designs and prints their own stencils, which get placed onto wood blocks for you to decorate with your choice of over 50 colors, glitter, and other bling they have on their shelves. Kids Birthday Parties are available in their special Kid Room (which has little-people tables), as well as Adult Workshops for those looking for creative retreats and meet-ups. Stop in for a $5 paint-a-board session like we did on July 4th!
PERKS: Air-conditioned, and free snacks and juice!
 
Sip & Stretch with Firefly Yoga
Day: Sunday, July 7, 2019
Time: 12-1pm
Price: $20
Location: Brooklyn Cider House at Twin Star Orchards 155 N Ohioville Rd, New Paltz, NY
Information >
 
Thank you to The Crafty Hammer for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide! For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.


 

Thank you to The PandoricaBarb's Butchery and BAJA 328 for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!
Visit A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide for all of the restaurants in Beacon, and see our Brunch Guide for your morning!
 

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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide
Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

 
Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon in A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
25 East Main Street #4, Beacon, NY 12508
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
From Gate House Realty: “2 Bedroom apartment with office near East end of Main Street. Hardwood floors, laundry in basement, walking distance to shops, restaurants and Hudson Valley Brewery. Approximately 1000 sq ft. Heat and hot water included. 1 Parking Spot ($50 a month). Sorry, no pets. Available July 1st.“

Located down the street from Dogwood and the boutique, Artifact Beacon. Situated above the barber shop Abscission, that was just featured on A Little Beacon Blog.”
Price: $2,100/mo
Real Estate Agent: Gate house Realty 845-831-9550
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Antalek & Moore :: Safety for the 4th of July
Antalek & Moore would like to remind everyone to please be aware of distracted drivers and pedestrians during this busy holiday.  Be safe and put your phone away.  Just because you are hands free does not mean you are risk free.
       
A Little Beacon Space :: Event Venue
Host your Pop-Up, Business Meeting, Client Presentation, Workshop, and more. Now offering a special rate for Teachers and Music Recitals so that creative can happen easily.
Details >
       
Katie James, Inc. :: Couture Branding
New work is underway on a Katie James Inc. custom designed Wordpress website, using an ecommerce system that the client wanted to try. Stay tuned to see how it progresses!
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BeaconArts Member Show
The exhibition runs July 13 - August 4, and is curated by Theresa Gooby and Karlyn Benson. 
Tin Shingle 
Do you want to get featured on a local TV morning show? You can totally do this. This Tin Shingle TuneUp features an interview with an Arizona based producer turned PR-professional. She'll give you tips and tricks from inside of a producer's head. This TuneUp is open and free right now for you to listen to this weekend.
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Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business new in town? Did you host a Ribbon Cutting? Do it! With the Beacon Chamber of Commerce.
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Is Beacon Open On The 4th Of July? Here's A Short List

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Holidays are tricky for shops and restaurants. On a holiday, most people who have salaried jobs have off - or a paid holiday - and take to traveling. To places like Beacon! But people who work usually part time jobs for small businesses also want the holiday off. So it can be hard to find employees to work on the day. And if you’re the business owner like me, there isn’t such thing as a paid holiday. We just work all the time LOL.

A reader wrote into A Little Beacon Blog today to ask about if stores and restaurants would be open. Sometimes holiday weekends - especially Monday holidays - can be very busy in Beacon. Remember President’s Day weekend a few years ago?

Meanwhile, the business owners in Beacon were asking themselves the same thing in a Facebook Group. We caught a few answers, and then social media went dark with Facebook and Instagram deciding to break for today and not work. Thank goodness for blogs and newsletters (ahem)!

The Short List Of Shops And Restaurants Who Will Be Open or Closed On July 4th

We checked in with all of our retail sponsors who advertise in A Little Beacon Blog’s Shopping Guide or Restaurant Guides:

OPEN!

THE CRAFTY HAMMER
$5 Wood Block Painting Projects
Open July 4th, 11am-3pm
Great for kids who like to dip paint brushes into many colors of paint - under supervision of The Crafty Hammer’s team of trained staff. Also great for adults who like Adult Coloring with stencils. Free-form is welcome too! As is coloring outside the lines. Stop in for this 4th of July themed project.
BONUS! Free snacks and beverages with your $5 wood project.

We are awaiting confirmation on Darryl’s Clothing Boutique. They are usually open on Thursdays, but we aren’t sure either with the holiday!

The movie theater will be open, if you need to cool off.

[UPDATED 7/4/2019] Also open will be Beacon Pantry, Trax, Mountain Tops, Bank Square Coffee, Blackbird Attic, Utensil, and most likely several others! Have fun out there, and please no U-Turns in the middle of the street!

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The public Beacon Pool is open! Anyone can go. Day Passes are $5 and $3 for kids. Season Passes are still available to buy. You can bring your own food, but you must eat it outside of the fence. This is to help prevent bees from gathering inside the pool area.

The Declaration of Independence is being read down at City Hall. This is the big municipal building at the entrance of Main Street and Wolcott. If you’re walking up from the train, you’ll walk right by it. The reading starts at 11am. Find details in A Little Beacon Blog’s Event Guide.

For more ideas of Things To Do This Weekend, subscribe to A Little Beacon Blog’s newsletter to be sent a list each week. And click on our Event Guide that is always being updated. The Crafty Hammer is a proud sponsor of that guide, which helps makes keeping it up to date possible. If you’re driving around and are considering moving to Beacon, click on our Real Estate Listing Guides for a Featured Listings of homes, apartments and commercial spaces available.

CLOSED

These stores and restaurants are closed on Thursday, July 4, but will spring back into action on Friday into the weekend!

SHOPS

RESTAURANTS

After Thursday, all of these folks open back up on Friday!

As for the rest of Beacon shops and restaurants, get the entire list in A Little Beacon Blog’s two guides on it. There you will find addresses and phone numbers! You can call them to find out the who’s who of being open.

Happy 4th!


Dear Everyone: Please Stop Doing U-Turns On Main Street!

OMG y’all - this Monday you are up on your U-Turns on Brett Street on Main Street! It’s not a good idea!

More U-Turns happen at Cliff Street and Main Street, and I’m sure in more areas of town that others have seen.

Seriously - just figure out another way to turn around.

Oh, and passing a car who is parallel parking is not legal if you have a double yellow or single yellow line. We checked with the Beacon police, and if you pass on a solid yellow line on your side, that will get you a ticket. The reason I know this is because I was J-Walking (also wrong, eeks), and a car wasn’t expecting a pedestrian there while they were peeling around the parking car, so almost flattened me.

So be careful, and patient.

Stony Kill Foundation's Annual Butterfly Festival

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The fun and family-friendly annual Butterfly Festival at Stony Kill Farm is happening this year on Saturday, July 27th from 11am to 3pm. Master gardeners are in attendance to educate and answer questions about Stony Kill Foundation's Verplanck Memorial Garden.

What To Expect - Butterflies Of Course

The festival will feature local vendors, plant sale, a monarch butterfly expert and education table, storytelling, music, food, crafts, face painters, a henna artist, hula hoop demonstrations, and of course - the butterfly tents that the festival is known for!

And Horses

This year they will also be a horse show for the first time. There will be many types of activities and opportunities for the family to experience.

Tickets and VIP Perks

This event is always a big hit every year which has been attended by over 2,000 people. VIP fast-passes are available which include a ride on the Butterfly Mobile, an event t-shirt, and a ticket to the “Fast Pass” Butterfly tent so that you’ll be able to avoid the long lines of waiting to get in and see the butterflies. It’s like the Fast Pass at Disney, but better because you’re at Stony Kill Farm in the fresh air!

You’ll get all of this for a suggested donation of $17 ($65 for a family of four, and kids under 5 are free!).

The Butterfly Festival is sponsored by Antalek & Moore and Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. A Little Beacon Blog is also a sponsor this year! Look for us on the T-shirt! This event helps keep Stony Kill Farm’s doors open and programs and services running. Help them stay open by purchasing your VIP tickets on Eventbrite.

Location

Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center is located on Route 9D in Wappingers Falls, NY.  This 1,000 acre farm, former homesite of the Verplanck Family, is owned by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and operated by the Stony Kill Foundation.

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Sunday Real Estate Feature: Cape Cod Cottage Near Main Street

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29 Cross Street, Beacon, NY
PRICE: $329,500 BEDS & BATHS: 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

From Daniel Aubry Realty: “This delightful Cape Cod cottage sits on an unusually deep lot. Near the West End of Beacon's bustling Main Street, and a short walk to Beacon's Metro-North Station, which has hourly service to Grand Central. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet. The guest bedroom faces the garden. The living area is an open plan with an adorning eat-in kitchen, which merges into the the cozy living room. The 2nd floor is a loft with overhead lighting, and could function as a music studio or fabulous family room. The former garage has been converted into a studio and is fully insulated and fitted out with track lighting. This home is perfect for an artist, musician, craftsperson or health practitioner." Details and more pictures in A Little Beacon Blog's Real Estate Listings Guide.

CONTACT INFO

Contact the Daniel Aubry Realty office, and one of their dedicated agents will assist you.
E-mail: daniel1aubry@gmail.com
Phone: (917) 647-6823